Wednesday, 3 May 2017

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Saint James the Lesser

Statue of St. James the Less in the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran by Angelo de Rossi


The 3rd of May is the feast day of Saint James the Lesser, also known as Saint James the Less, or Saint James the Just. He is the patron saint of pharmacists and the dying.

Saint James the Less was one of the Twelves Apostles as well as a cousin of Our Lord. Both he and his brother, Saint Jude followed Jesus in the second year of His ministry. Saint James was the first Apostle of whom Jesus appeared to after the resurrection. After Jesus' ascension into heaven, Saint James became the bishop of Jerusalem and was one of the important leaders of the early Church. His holiness and prayer life was well known. He prayed to such an extent that his forehead and knees were calloused due to the long time he would spend praying. He was even respected by the Jews and known to be a holy man. He wrote the epistle that bears his name in the New Testament. In 62 AD, in the reign of Emperor Nero, he was martyred by being thrown from the roof the Jerusalem temple and then was stoned and beaten to death.


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Our Lady of Medjugorje

January 2, 2019 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, sadly, among you, my children, there is so much battle, hatred, personal interests and selfishness. My children, so easily you forget my Son, His words, His love. Faith is being extinguished in many souls, and hearts are being grasped by material things of the world. But my motherly heart knows that there are still those who believe and love, who are seeking how to draw all the closer to my Son, who are tirelessly seeking my Son - then, in this way, they are also seeking me. These are the humble and the meek with their pain and suffering which they carry in silence with their hopes and, above all, with their faith. These are the apostles of my love. My children, apostles of my love, I am teaching you that my Son is not only asking for continuous prayers, but also for works and feelings - that you believe, that you pray, that with your personal prayers you grow in faith, that you grow in love. To love each other is what He asks for - that is the way to eternal life. My children, do not forget that my Son brought the light to this world, and He brought it to those who wanted to see it and receive it. You be those, because this is the light of truth, peace and love. I am leading you in a motherly way to adore my Son; that you love my Son with me; that your thoughts, words and actions may be directed to My Son - that they may be in His name. Then my heart will be fulfilled. Thank you.

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